FranklinCovey's 7 Habits Coach

Members can also sign up for FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Coach 10-episode webcast series designed to help navigate real problems in challenging times. The series will be delivered daily for 10 days to help you:

  • • Focus on what you can influence when there is a lot out of your control.
  • • Get the skills to prioritize in the midst of overwhelming outside forces.
  • • Apply timeless principles to preserve relationships with family, friends and colleagues in times of stress.
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Construction Executive's 2023 Construction Economic Update and Forecast

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors
Moderator: Rachel Pelovitz, Senior Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist, will present Construction Executive’s 2023 Construction Economic Update and Forecast on Dec. 14.

As a year of recovery and growth wraps up and a year of uncertainty looms ahead, Basu will review up-to-date construction and general economic metrics as well as his predictions for the future. During his presentation, he will address the possibility of a recession along with the latest on jobs and unemployment, inflation and its effects on the industry.

Basu’s forecasts frequently reference the Architecture Billings Index, ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator and the Inputs to Construction Producer Price Index, among other industry sources, to provide a full picture of the state of the economy.

Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. Questions may be submitted in advance when you register for this webinar.

SPEAKER INFO

Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Anirban Basu is chairman and chief executive officer of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore. He serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors. In 2007 and 2016, Basu was selected by the Daily Record newspaper as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. Plus, the Baltimore Business Journal has named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders.

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Insights on New Treasury Guidance for Apprenticeship and Davis-Bacon Mandates on Private Clean Energy Projects

Date: Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 Register Now
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson; Ben Brubeck, ABC National
Moderator: Michael Altman, ABC National


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Members Only

ABC will provide information on guidance recently released by the U.S Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service regarding implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s apprenticeship and prevailing wage requirements for contractors who build clean energy projects.

Problematic language in Subtitle D-Energy Security of the IRA generally slashes longstanding and current tax credits from 30% to a baseline credit of 6% for the private development of solar, wind, hydrogen, carbon sequestration, EV charging stations and other clean energy projects. However, the IRA gives developers a bonus tax credit that is 500% higher than the baseline credit if they require project contractors to pay construction workers union-scale, government-determined hourly wages and benefits and use apprentices enrolled in government-registered apprenticeship programs. In most cases, both conditions must be met to qualify for the bonus rate.

Baskin and Brubeck will discuss key aspects of the newly released guidance and what clean energy contractors should know to ensure compliance.

SPEAKER INFO

Maury Baskin serves as ABC General Counsel and is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C., office of Littler Mendelson P.C., where he co-chairs Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute. He is one of the chief legal advocates for the rights of employers on labor issues throughout the country. Baskin has represented ABC and its member firms at every level of court, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ben Brubeck is ABC’s vice president of regulatory, labor and state affairs. In this role, he works with his team work to shape policy on local, state and federal issues important to the construction industry, and represents ABC before lawmakers, the media, construction industry executives and stakeholders. His expertise across a portfolio of issues includes labor and employment, workforce development, infrastructure, federal contractor regulations, small businesses and public works procurement.

Michael Altman is ABC’s manager of federal regulatory affairs. In this role, he manages regulatory actions, policies and guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as several other federal agencies.

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Prevailing Wage Compliance: The FAQs Prevailing Wage Contractors Should Ask

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker: Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
Moderator: Ben Brubeck, Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs, ABC National


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

The rules governing prevailing wage are complex, and the greatest challenge for open shop government contractors is ensuring compliance. Whether competing on projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act or state/local prevailing wage ordinances, it’s critical for contractors to be well-informed and educated to ensure rigorous adherence to the complexities and rules.
Learn from industry expert Nat Peniston as he shares best practices for:

  • •   How prevailing wage rates are calculated
  • •   Calculating fringe benefit deductions and annualization
  • •   PTO benefits and other unfunded benefits
  • •   Davis-Bacon contract language
  • •   Calculating overtime
  • •   Best practices for 2023 bid submittals


If you’re a contractor performing prevailing wage work, you don’t want to miss this webinar.

SPEAKER INFO

Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
at Peniston works with external partners such as ABC to identify areas of collaboration and drive customer success. An expert in the administration and compliance challenges of hourly employees with prevailing wage and fringe benefits obligations, Peniston has published a number of articles, including “Why ‘Prevailing Wages’ Exist & How to Take Advantage of Them,” and a book, The Contractor’s Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act: Essential Knowledge for Bidding and Compliance on Prevailing Wage Jobs.

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Building the Foundations of the Future With Process Automation

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Paul Stone, Product Strategist, FlowForma
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

FlowForma recently surveyed 100 key construction decision makers in the United States to understand how their organizations are developing and executing strategies and tactics to achieve more orderly, productive and profitable outcomes with the automation of business processes.

During this webinar, our speakers will analyze the survey results, share best practices and digitization tips and discuss how to take control of construction outcomes, minimize risk and protect profits with process automation.

During this webinar you'll hear:

  • Results of FlowForma’s “2022 Construction Process Automation Survey”
  • The current state of digital transformation in the construction industry, including the residual dependence on outdated, paper-based processes and industry obstacles to digital transformation
  • Tips on how to empower businesspeople to adopt process automation
  • How process automation can remove manual processes, save on admin hours and improve data quality and visibility

SPEAKER INFO

Paul Stone, Product Strategist, FlowForma
Paul Stone is a product strategist at FlowForma, a leading provider of no-code process automation tools. Stone uses his in-depth product and construction sector experience to support FlowForma’s construction clients in achieving serious savings and competitive advantage. Stone is committed to empowering citizen developers to rapidly digitize their processes and manage them smarter and faster, without using any software code.

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Protecting the Right to Organize Act

President Joe Biden continues to back and support provisions in the ABC-opposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 842/S. 420), which would violate workers’ free choice and privacy rights, force unions on employees who have voted against such representation, cost millions of American jobs and threaten vital supply chains.

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Infrastructure

On Nov. 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $550 billion in new funding to invest in America’s roads, bridges, utilities and other needs on top of baseline government infrastructure spending via existing programs and annual appropriations. Much of the IIJA funding will be distributed to states and localities and other stakeholders through discretionary grant programs; however, the Biden administration continues to promote pro-labor policies tied to IIJA dollars.

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Fair and Open Competition on Taxpayer-Funded Federal and Federally Assisted Construction Projects

On Feb. 4, 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order 14063, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. Once implemented following a rulemaking by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that is expected to take months to complete, federal agencies will require that every prime contractor and subcontractor on a federal construction project of $35 million or more performed within the United States to sign a project labor agreement as a condition of winning a contract.

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Workforce Development

President Biden supports the House-passed and ABC-opposed National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447), which would not achieve its goal of expanding apprenticeship opportunities, as it would further restrict small businesses’ ability to access federally registered apprenticeship programs, limit job opportunities in the construction industry and create additional obstacles for the construction industry to meet future workforce demand and needs.

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OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Mandate

On Jan. 13, 2022, ABC applauded the U.S. Supreme Court for reinstating the stay on DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applied to employers with 100 or more employees. On behalf of the construction industry, ABC filed one of the emergency appeals to the Supreme Court leading to this successful outcome.

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Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

On Nov. 30, 2021, a Kentucky district court preliminarily enjoined the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, but only for three states—Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

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Joint Employer

The ABC-opposed and House-passed PRO Act (H.R. 842/S. 420) includes a provision that dramatically expands the joint-employer standard under the NLRA, and the NLRB intents to issue a new proposed rulemaking on the joint-employer standard in 2022.

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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

On Nov. 22, 2021, DOL issued its final rule implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14026, Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors, which applies to all workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts. Effective Jan. 30, 2022, the minimum wage increased to $15 per hour.

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Waters of the United States

In 2019, the EPA under President Trump and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repealed the ABC-opposed 2015 WOTUS rule and replaced it with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.

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National Environmental Policy Act

In July 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality issued an ABC-supported final rule to modernize the federal environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act regulations.

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Multiemployer Pension Plans

In March 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law, including a controversial provision providing a Congressional Budget Office-estimated $86 billion taxpayer bailout of struggling union multiemployer pension plans.

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Coronavirus Relief for Construction Business

As the federal government has provided more than $6 trillion in relief funding to address the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, ABC advocated for and supported critical bipartisan policies enacted by the U.S. Congress. However, ABC also expressed concerns regarding the most recent $1.9 trillion legislation passed under budget reconciliation and signed into law without bipartisan support.

ABC now urges Congress and the administration to focus on critical policies that will ensure our nation’s construction industry remains strong and ready to lead the economic comeback.

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DOL Inspector General Releases Report on Davis-Bacon Wage Audit

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General released an audit examining the DOL’s Wage and House Divisions survey process for collecting and determining the prevailing wage rate in four types of construction projects. According to the report, the OIG found that, as of September 2018, 3% of WHD’s 134,738 unique published rates, roughly 4,400, had not been updated in 21 to 40 years. Additionally, of seven sampled surveys that analyzed 124 wage rates, the OIG found 48% of the rates were not determined from data about a single construction worker within the 31 counties that the published rates represented. Finally, the report found union wages prevailed for 48% of the wage determinations, despite the fact that just 12.8% of the U.S. private construction workforce is unionized.

 

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The Heritage Foundation: Labor Department Can Create Jobs by Calculating Davis–Bacon Rates More Accurately

According to a report issued by the Heritage Foundation, the United States Department of Labor   uses unscientific and flawed methods to estimate the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage rates. The report found, amongst other findings, that current surveys do not use statistically representative samples have tiny sample sizes and combine data from economically unrelated counties or set local wages using statewide data. Furthermore, nearly half of the surveys are over a decade old and don’t account for economic changes over the last ten year. The report concludes by suggesting the DOL should switch to Bureau of Labor Statistics data to get a more accurate reading of wage data.

 

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Overview of New Hotel Engine and Travelers Haven Programs

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Length: 30 Minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Drew McGeein

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
This webinar provides an overview of the new Hotel Engine/Travelers Haven discount programs.  In addition to an overview, a demo of the online platform features for each program is reviewed.
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George Mason University: Prevailing Wage Legislation and the Continuing Significance of Race

A study released in June 2018 by the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School found that prevailing wage laws discriminate against minority construction workers who have been traditionally underrepresented in labor unions. By examining the Davis-Bacon Act and the original intent of the law to exclude African-American construction workers from working on federal projects, to looking at the continuing effects of prevailing wage laws and the lack of minority participation in labor unions, the authors conclude  that prevailing wage legislation has been a disaster for minority construction workers.

 

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Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence Finds Flawed and Outdated Prevailing Wage Calculation Process

A study released by the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence found that the
prevailing wage determination process utilized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry leads to inaccurate wage rates on construction projects. A disproportionate 75 percent of prevailing wages reflected union rates in the period analyzed in the study, even though just 32 percent of private construction workers in Minnesota belong to a union. The authors also discovered that 72 percent of all prevailing wage rates were set using old rates, imported rates or a combination of both.  

 

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Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion: Update on Final Report and Other Significant Apprenticeship Issues

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 2 p.m. (ET) / 1 p.m. (CT) / 12 p.m. (MT) / 11 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Michael D. Bellaman, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  Greg Sizemore, ABC Vice President of HSE and Workforce Development  

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
On Oct. 6, 2017, Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), was appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s Executive Order 13801 June 15, 2017.

ABC served on two of the four task force subcommittees—those charged with attracting business to apprenticeship and expanding access, equity and career awareness. The subcommittees offered numerous recommendations, which were detailed in the final apprenticeship report issued on May 10. Read the rest of entry »

National Political Update & ABC Engagement (Invitation Only)

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Length: One hour (15min political landscape overview; 30min best practices session; 15min Q & A)
Fee: Free
Speaker: Jim Ellis, Ellis Insight, LLC
   Mike Choutka, Hensel Phelps  
   Ryan Wathen, Rodgers Builders, Inc.  

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
The 2018 election year will once again be important to the continued success of ABC and its members. As a key stakeholder in the organization your involvement will be critical to our success.

This webinar is by invitation only and you have been invited to participate because of the critical role you play in executing our strategy in 2018.
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AIA Contract Documents: ACD5 Basics

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 2:00 p.m. (CT) / 1:00 p.m. (MT) / 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Hasti Hejazi, Director, Global Innovation Education, The American Institute of Architects

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Don't miss this opportunity to attend an interactive session exclusively for ABC members on the latest version of AIA Contract Documents and products! Whether you are a new customer or have recently transitioned to the new online service (ACD5) from the desktop software, learn how to get the most from the online service and its new features. These enhancements include improved search functions, a personal clause library, custom templates, easy contract collaboration, and administrative capabilities for multiple-user accounts. Attendees will follow-along as the trainer demonstrates how to use key features, answer your questions, and show you how to access resources and support. 
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Section 179: Putting the U.S. Tax Code to Work for your Advantage

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Matthew Flynn, Tax Specialist, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA)
  Scot Ciarkowski, Tax Specialst, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA)   

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Section 179 of the U.S. tax code presents a welcome opportunity for small-business owners like you to save money and tax time. An economic incentive designed to encourage the purchase of business-related equipment and spur growth in the economy, Section 179 lets taxpayers deduct the full or partial cost of certain types of property from their federal taxes for the year the property was purchased and put into service. Join Matthew Flynn and Scot Ciarkowski, tax specialists with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, to learn about Section 179, including depreciation and limitations and how you may be able to take advantage of this tax deduction for your business. 


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New Revenue Recognition Rules

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Tim Wilson, National Industry Partner, BKD, LLP
Presented by BKD, LLP 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Revenue recognition will change with the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The ASU eliminates most of the existing industry-specific guidance and significantly expands revenue recognition disclosures. More than 600 pieces of current revenue recognition guidance are replaced with an overriding principle and a five-step model. The standard requires entities to make more estimates and use more judgment than under current guidance. Join us for "New Revenue Recognition Rules," a timely webinar with BKD's Tim Wilson, National Industry Partner. 

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Delivering Value Through a Robust Customer Experience

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Steve Coughran, Founder and Director of Strategy, Coltivar Group
Presented by Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Listen in to this unique webinar where data and construction expert, Steve Coughran, Founder and Director of Strategy at the Coltivar Group will discuss the future of the customer experience and how you can implement analytics to attract and retain customers. 

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The Importance of Branding: Best Practices

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Dit Vannouvong, Ram Commercial Advertising Manager, FCA

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Few companies devote more resources to branding, advertising and marketing efforts than automakers like FCA US LLC. After all, it takes name recognition to compete on a global scale, especially in the auto industry. The branding philosophies that underlie iconic names like Jeep®, Dodge and Chrysler are not reserved only for Fortune 500 companies, however. Even small, independent and local businesses can benefit from consistency in branding and messaging. 

Join Dit Vannouvong, Ram Commercial Advertising Manager, in this webinar as he shares branding best practices along with universal marketing lessons he has learned building both small and large brands. 
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Retirement Plans in Construction

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner, The Contractors Plan 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The recruitment and retention of skilled employees has never been more critical to a contractor’s success, and this timely discussion will provide you with three key tips for attracting and retaining the best employees. While construction workers have historically been less likely to participate in – or be eligible for – employer based retirement plans, we are going to discuss the reason for the recent acceleration of offering plans and why participation is growing. Whether you are a smaller contractor considering a new program or looking for ways to benchmark the effectiveness of your current retirement plan, this discussion will enhance the effectiveness of your efforts. We will review a detailed snapshot of current retirement plan dynamics and benchmarking data, opportunities to save money and increase contributions on prevailing wage contracts, and arrangements that leading contractors are making to improve the administrative ease, employee engagement and return on investment. 
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The Speed of Innovation and Mastering the Art of Change

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Dave Anderskow, President and Senior Business Advisor, Palmer Consulting Group
   Brad Elson, Senior Business Consultant, Palmer Consulting Group  
Presented by Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Join change superheroes Dave Anderskow, President and Sr. Business Advisor, Palmer Consulting with 22 years of industry experience, and Brad Elson, Sr. Business Advisor with 12+ years of improving culture and business processes, as they walk you through how to: 
- Innovate without fear
- Implement technology for success
- Improve company culture to accept change
- Understand Organizational Change Management (OCM) and why it's crucial to business success

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What's Happening with Drones in Construction

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Alexander Kube, COO, Botlink 
Presented by ABC's National Event Sponsor, Procore
 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Drones are quietly revolutionizing the way that construction companies do business. Whether you are a foreman, executive, or safety inspector, drones can give you the perspective you need to optimize your workflow and save money. Join us as we discuss how drones can change the way you view your jobsite both indoors and outdoors. We will be discussing the impact of emerging topics in the drone space such as computer vision and machine learning, virtual reality, and data-driven workflows, and how these and other technologies are helping businesses explore exciting new opportunities with drones. 

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Internal Fraud & Embezzlement: Strategies to Mitigate Risk

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Bryan Callahan, CPA, CFF, CFE, CVA, Director, BKD, LLP
Presented by BKD



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
Through a fast-paced analysis of real-life examples, this session focuses not only on how the frauds are occurring, but also how your company can leverage technology to mitigate the risk. 

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Vision for Vehicle Safety

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Joe Stergios, Strategy and Business Development Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management
Presented by ABC Business Partner - Enterprise Fleet Management 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Businesses with vehicles in operation continue to struggle with keeping drivers safe, and costs continue to rise. This ABC webinar explores why fleets big and small miss the mark on vehicle safety, then lays out a clear and comprehensive strategy that is likely to improve results in all key performance areas. 



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Removing Friction: The Construction Operating System

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Laura Paciano, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Procore
Presented by ABC's National Event Sponsor - Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The latest innovation in construction technology is the construction operating system (COS). Okay, but what is it? That's a great question. And that's what this webinar is all about. You will learn what a construction operating system is, what it can do for your business, and why construction has been needing it for years. 

Join industry veteran and Procore's Senior Project Marketing Manager, Laura Paciano as she walks through the technology inside a construction operating system, how the Construction Operating System will help you run your company, and what the future of construction looks like now that you have a Construction Operating System to connect your people, devices and software! 

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5 Ways BIM 360 Docs Reduces Construction Rework

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Tristam Wallace, Construction Marketing Manager BIM 360
   Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager, BIM 360  
Category:  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Autodesk



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
What construction manager wouldn't want their team to be 68% more productive? That's what the industry research shows embracing cloud-based technology - and ditching the paper for apps like Autodesk BIM 360 Docs - can result in. This is great news for the construction industry, which has been struggling with decreasing margins and increasing complexity for years. Using clod-based technology and sound planning to guide the process, rework reduction represents one of the best ways for a construction company and/or a subcontractor to remain profitable. Join the ABC and Autodesk for a live webcast that will dive deeper into the five ways many GC's are putting substantial savings back in their own pockets. 

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New ConsensusDocs Contracts: How ABC Members Can Stay Ahead of the Curve

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Brian Perlberg, Executive Director & Sr. Counsel, ConsensusDocs
Category:  AQC  
 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: 
Construction contracts set the foundation for a project's success or failure. Case law, technology and insurance have changed dramatically. If you are not updating your contracts, you are putting yourself at risk unnecessarily. Learn about recent industry updates and how they will impact your business, as well as how all parties can benefit from using best practices in construction contracts. 

ConsensusDocs recently updated its prime and subcontract agreements. This free webinar will highlight significant contractual changes, including faster payment terms, terminations, avoiding fiduciary relationships and more. 


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Combining Payroll and Benefits - Making Life Easy for Staff and Employees

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group
Steve Antill, Director of Sales, Foundation Software
Category:    
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Fringe Benefit Group



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Learn ways leading employers are significantly reducing the time spent on payroll and the administration of employee benefit programs while reducing errors and enhancing compliance and effectiveness. Traditional payroll service providers are not prepared to handle the unique needs of contractors  and can struggle with common tasks such as submitting certified payroll reports and prevailing wage calculations. Growing construction firms that leverage systems and processes designed to meet multiple jurisdictional requirements (multiple county prevailing wage rates for example) are better able to compete and win more business.


Nat Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
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Skin Cancer Awareness For Construction Workers

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Watch Now
Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. (CT) / 11:30 a.m. (MT) / 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Cheryl Stratos, Director of Marketing and Sales, National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
PRESENTED BY ABC's STRATEGIC PARTNER - CNA 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
With cases of melanoma on the rise, construction workers who spend the majority of their time working outside without sun protection are at risk. Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race or gender.
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Steel Toe Pro Overview

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (CT) / 10:00 a.m. (MT) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: J.D. Slaughter, Elissa Stautner John Stautner and Randy Walker
Category:    
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
An overview of Steel Toe Pro. 

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Learn to Be Lean: Best Practices for your Business

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Mikael Reckley, Procore, Regional Marketing Manager
Category: Training and Education, Lean Construction  
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Learn Lean. Procore expert Mikael Reckley, formerly of Turner Construction, will be walking you through the basics to help you and your teams understand the foundation of lean principles and how they impact your job site and your overall business. Learn how lean building fits into the overall industry, and how it can you help solve waste and inefficiencies that lead to lower productivity.

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The Latest on the Trump Administration: Feb. 16 – 22

On Feb. 16, President Trump announced R. Alexander Acosta as his nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is currently the dean of the Florida International University College of Law and previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.  His nomination followed Andy Puzder’s withdrawal from the confirmation process.
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Legislation to Block ‘Blacklisting’ Rule Will Protect Contractors’ Rights

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation (H. J. Res. 37) that will block implementation of the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” through the Congressional Review Act (CRA).  Implementation of the blacklisting rule’s reporting and disclosure requirements was temporarily blocked on Oct. 24, 2016, when a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Texas ruled in favor of ABC’s lawsuit and granted a preliminary injunction against the reporting provisions of the rule, which were scheduled to take effect Oct. 25, 2016. Under the CRA, Congress may pass a resolution of disapproval to prohibit a federal agency from implementing a rule without congressional authorization with a majority vote in both houses of Congress. If President Trump signs the CRA resolution into law, it will block the blacklisting r ... Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Applauds Court’s Injunction Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas late Monday night. The preliminary injunction prevents the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council from implementing the rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 25.  ABC, its ABC Southeast Texas Chapter and the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) filed its legal challenge on Oct. 7 and filed a motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on Oct. 13. “Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased the court ruled that the Obama administration cannot order private businesses to publicly disclose mere accusations of labor law violations that have not been fully adjudicated,” said ABC Vice President of Regulatory, Labor & ... Read the rest of entry »

The Latest on the Trump Administration: Feb. 9–15

For an overview of administration activity to date and insight into potential legislative and regulatory actions, register for the Thursday, Feb. 16 webinar “Learn the Latest on the Trump Administration” presented by ABC’s general counsel Littler Mendelson, P.C.
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The Latest on the Trump Administration: Feb. 2–8

Over the last week, the Trump administration initiated a review of U.S. financial regulations and secured the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Read the rest of entry »

Missouri Becomes 28th Right to Work State

On Feb. 6, Missouri became the 28th Right to Work state in the country and the sixth state to take action since 2012 after Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.) signed ABC-supported legislation, SB 19.  Read the rest of entry »

5 Drawings Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
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Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Jason Norris, Strategic Advisor, Procore 
Category: Training and Education  
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
There are 5 common mistakes made with your drawings, and all of them can be avoided with the right solution. So we’ve gathered the experts to talk drawings and more as they dive into how to leverage our Drawings Tool to avoid mistakes, reduce rework, and ensure your teams are all on the same page
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Dexter + Chaney Strategic Partner Launch

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Eric Newton, SVP Marketing and , Dexter + Chaney 
Category: Training and Education  
PRESENTED BY ABC NATIONAL's STRATEGIC PARTNER - DEXTER + CHANEY 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Please join ABC National for an informative webinar introducing ABC's newest Strategic Partners - Dexter + Chaney.
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Six Critical Factors to Lean Construction Success

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: John Wiegand, BIM360 Integration Consultant, Autodesk 
Category: Training and Education  
PRESENTED BY ABC's STRATEGIC PARTNER - AUTODESK 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Want to start implementing lean construction practices on your projects? Attend the webinar to hear how to  get lean with these six critical success factors. 
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